Somewhat polemic… but Mr. Mauro Pereira makes some valid points about the corruption and social issues hidden within the “6th largest economy” banner.

Article’s highlights (full article at Brazzil.com):
The official propaganda distinguished itself for its distorted content… Dilma and Lula were the main protagonists of the commercials that sell Brazil’s fake image.
Both also had outstanding performance … pretending that both the mensalão (monthly allowance) scandal as the 15 ministers dismissed for involvement in corruption, if they ever existed, had nothing to do with their administrations.

As we enter the tenth year of the PT ruling, there is little to celebrate. TV news dressed up to stage another act of explicit adulation towards the federal government, celebrating with fanfare Brazil’s entry in the group of the six largest economies on earth.

Too much pyrotechnics and too little information because at no time they reported that the country is among the seven most developed economies since the time of the military dictatorship. The unscrupulous maneuver minimizes the naked truth: a huge void separates tens of millions of Brazilians from this supposed advancement.
It is inhuman the joy that surrounds the 6th poorest wealth of the world. There can be no joy when the numbers of the real Brazil point to a bleak picture, which shows more than 19 million bastard children of the PT opulence, who survive below the misery line.
It is immoral to justify any presumption of economic success when more than half the population has no access to treated sewage and drinking water, while another sizable portion parade down the avenue of submission bearing the banner of remunerated poverty.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Dilma Rousseff and Finance minister Guido Mantega are the unequivocal confirmation that when it comes to human development, the sixth most powerful economy on the planet still has one of its tentacles firmly mired in the vicinity of the stone age.

Full article here.

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